How much you can get
The amount of Child Care Subsidy you can get depends on your circumstances.
Use our Payment and Service Finder to estimate how much Child Care Subsidy (CCS) you may get.
To work out how much CCS you’re eligible for we’ll look at all of the following:
- your family’s income
- the hourly rate cap based on the type of approved child care you use and your child’s age
- the hours of activity you and your partner do.
The amount of subsidised child care you can access per fortnight applies to each child.
If you have a CCS overpayment, we may use some of your CCS each fortnight to pay this back. The easiest way to repay money is by using the Money you owe service. This is available in either your Centrelink online account through myGov or your Express Plus Centrelink mobile app. Read more about the steps you can take if you’re ready to start repaying the money you owe.
The Child Care Subsidy percentage you’re entitled to depends on your family’s income.
The amount of Child Care Subsidy you can get depends on the type of approved child care you use. It also depends on the age of your child.
Complete the following steps to apply for Child Care Subsidy (CCS). Before you start, check if you can get it.
Page last updated: 24 February 2021
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